lesser trochanter

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less·er tro·chan·ter

[TA]
a pyramidal process projecting from the medial and proximal part of the shaft of the femur at the line of junction of the shaft and the neck; it receives the insertion of the psoas major and iliacus (iliopsoas) muscles.

lesser trochanter

one of a pair of conic projections on the shaft of the femur, just below the neck. It is the site of insertion of the psoas major muscle. Also called trochanter minor. Compare greater trochanter.

less·er tro·chan·ter

(les'ĕr trō-kan'tĕr) [TA]
A pyramidal process projecting from the medial and proximal part of the shaft of the femur at the line of junction of the shaft and the neck; it receives the insertion of the psoas major and iliacus (iliopsoas) muscles.

trochanter minor

; lesser trochanter pyramid-shaped bony prominence projecting from shaft of femur at junction of shaft and neck
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